Mary Beth's List

As always, thank you for including me. What a beautiful tradition. This entire year, especially the past two weeks, has been challenging. But there have been plenty of moments of light.

  1. Living in my hometown, especially when many visits from friends overlap and we can connect as adults, and our children can continue where we left off.
  2. Differences of opinion, even political ones, of those close to me. As hard as it is to find common ground, it is always there when you dig deep enough and care enough to find it.
  3. Local beer. Because it’s been a really long year.
  4. Running. Being injured has really, REALLY illuminated how important it is to me for health, therapy, and clarity. I am confident it will come back to me some day soon.

Favorite book: City on Fire which, in fairness, I’m still reading. But so far it’s pretty seamless and really intriguing.

Favorite album: ATCQ’s new album, which feels like the soundtrack of the second half of 2016, and the posthumous vocals of Phife Dawg make me cry. And the “Hamilton:an American Musical” soundtrack and the “Hamilton” mixtape (to be released).

Happy Thanksgiving, all. Sending love.

2 Replies to “Mary Beth's List”

  1. Interesting! My own journey with running is ever-evolving and while it’s still important to me, I now feel that it’s more of a love of exercise/being outside than running, specifically. But it’s definitely a work in progress!

    Much love to you, dear friend.

    -d

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